Why are the values on my nutrition facts label different than what is found in the nutrition breakdown?
The values on a nutrition facts label can sometimes differ slightly from the nutrition breakdown due to regulatory- rounding rules for each nutrient. The FDA allows for rounding of nutrient values to ensure consistency. For example, nutrients present in small amounts may be rounded to the nearest whole number, while those in larger amounts are typically rounded to the nearest tenth. This helps prevent overly precise values on food labels.
For more information on FDA rounding rules and related regulations, you can visit the following blog link for reference: FDA Rounding Rules.